Saturday, November 27, 2010

Last Day to Enter the Cardstore.com Gift Tag Giveaway!

GO HERE TO ENTER!!!

The holidays are coming up quickly and what does that mean? Christmas cards and thank you cards and gift tags!! Yes, you're going to need them all. I've just started my search for the perfect online card company (I like to make custom and personal cards, including those photo cards we all love) and thanks to The Family Review Network I was able to sample some cards from Cardstore.com! YAH!



Cardstore.com combines beautiful artwork, personalized greetings, and professional printing to help create tangible reminders of life's events, big and small.

Cardstore greeting cards are perfect for all of life's important occasions, with card styles that are smart, stylish, playful, original, and modern.

And our convenient personalization tools allow you to customize your greetings with photos and special messages to create a one-of-a-kind greeting card they'll never forget!
Some of our new 2010 products:
  • Custom Gift Tags
  • Think Pink Card Collection – Cards That Give Back
  • Embellished Card Kits
  • 2010 Holiday Cards
  • Photo Notebooks 


My Take: Since it's close to my daughter's birthday (her party is going to be early because her birthday is Christmas Day) I decided to make her birthday invitations and thank you cards with the $35 code I received for my review. The cards I chose are pictured below. First I chose an adorable birthday invitation with a picture. I must say they have a great collection of birthday invitations for kids and adults. It was hard to find the perfect one. I love the one I picked. The only downfall- it was a little hard to get your picture situated just the way you wanted it. A zoom feature and maybe some more photo editing tools would help. Then I decided I should get matching Thank You cards. Well, the only problem there was there were no matching Thank You cards which was a little disappointing. They did have plenty of invitation and thank you card sets but I loved the invitation I picked out so I didn't want to change. I decided to just get a generic thank you card and leave it blank (although you do have the option of personalizing it with words and pictures). Cardstore.com also has reasonable prices but it's a little confusing to understand. Pricing depends on how much personalization you put on the card. It will say that prices start at a specific price but then depending on how you customize your card that price can change. I was a little disappointed with that but the quality of the cards are awesome! I showed an invitation to a friend yesterday and she thought they were adorable. She immediately turned the card over to see where I had made it! So if you want cute, one-of-a kind cards for Christmas then you should check out Cardstore.com!


Buy it: Visit Cardstore.com to pick out a variety of cards and invitations. The cards I chose were priced at $1.49 per card for the invitation and $1.19 per card for the Thank You cards. Prices will vary depending on quantity and personalization. And to help out your holiday shopping Cardstore.com is offering all my readers a 15% off code for holiday cards. Just use MERRY15 when you check out. This code expires on 12/31/10.


Win it: One lucky person is going to win a set of Personalized Gift Tags from Cardstore.com. The Personalized Gift Tags come in sets of 25; they can be used as present adornments, gift enclosures, or as party favors tags. They were also just featured in the magazine Real Simple! (I actually saw them in there because I have a subscription to the magazine!) This giveaway will begin on Nov. 12 and end on Nov. 27. This giveaway is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. They will then have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen. Just leave a comment to enter!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Cardstore.com and tell me what holiday card is your favorite. Please leave a link.


Additional Entries (leave a comment for each entry):
  • Follow Cardstore.com on Twitter
  • Follow Cardstore.com on Facebook
  • tweet this giveaway using the re-tweet widget and leave link
  • Grab my holiday button and tell me where it is ( 2 entries)
  • Follow Mommy's Free Time on Facebook
  • Enter any of my other giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway)
Remember: Please leave a way to contact for me to contact you when you win in your entry. Also, please complete the mandatory entry or all other entries will be void. And yes I do check! GOOD LUCK! 

Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & CardStore.com who provided the complimentary product for review and giveaway in exchange for my honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way. 

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